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Dog head transplant, I dont agree with it, but unbelieveably it's real.

post #1 of 12
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Actual video showing a dog who has another dog's head on it, both work. It's 100% real.

Not graphic, unless seeing a 2-headed dog grosses you out.

Cruel, probably IMO, but as far as medically, highly advanced surgery!

The video is in another language, I have no idea what they are saying?
But I do know it also has to do with medical advances in heart/liver transplant, again it's an old video so some stuff may seem ancient to us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spwRSAXPyVc
post #2 of 12
I know they experimented with this and other very odd things in Russia... kind of pointless really.

Just because something can be done doesn't mean one should do it.
post #3 of 12
I think I remember reading about those old Russian "experiments". If I remember correctly, none of the poor animals lived very long afterwards. Disgusting.

And no, I didn't watch the video. Sounds so awful.

Tricia
post #4 of 12
A HEAD transplant?? ummm... I don't know how to respond to that.
post #5 of 12
It sounds like something out of a bad horror movie.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
It sounds like something out of a bad horror movie.
It was over fifty years ago. He was developing procedures to transplant different organs.
Although the two head experiment does give me the creeps.
post #7 of 12
Eugh. That's what tears me apart. These sort of things may possibly benefit humans in the future. But it is messing with and harming animals who were perfectly healthy beforehand. Animals that go through these sort of experiments end up getting destroyed when they're no longer needed or die from complications.
post #8 of 12
Ah yes, I read about it in 'Stiff: The curious life of cadavers.'
post #9 of 12
I think it's just disgusting
post #10 of 12
Anyone who would do that just for the sake of doing it is a monster.
post #11 of 12
It makes me sick...
I wish that there was a way to advance medicine, etc. without any animal testing. That said, I conceide that at this time, animal experimentation is necessary in some cases.
Along those lines, I think that it is our responsibility (humans) to make sure that such experiments are carried out in as humane a way as possible and to avoid any animal suffering and pain if at all possible. Although death due to complications is a possible outcome in some experiments, again, I think that it is our responsibility to make that as slim a chance as possible and, if needed, euthanize the animal to avoid undue suffering. AND, I think that death should NOT be the desired outcome...

However, with this, they knew they were doing irreputable damage to the smaller dog (i.e. there's no way he survives having his head severed from his body) AND they *hoped* that he would LIVE while attached to another dog's body. So, in their best outcome, BOTH animals would suffer (who knows what sort of mental and physical anguish) while attached to each other for the rest of their lives. It's akin to torture vs. a "clean" death IMO.

What's worse? This doesn't really have much, if anything to do with simple organ transplants...If that's what they were going for, why not transplant a liver into a dog, etc.? IMO, this was for showmanship and nothing more. It makes me wonder what else might have been done/is being done that we don't know about.

Art
post #12 of 12
Wow, it makes me wonder HOW that could be possible...I mean, you'd have to somehow tie together two completely different spinal cords, nerves, blood vessels...I can't help but think that it surely wouldn't work for long, surely one animal, or the other, would reject the other, being that they are completely different animals, with their own "signature" cells. We can't even save some -limbs-, how can they transplant a head, which would be infinately more difficult?

And I didn't watch the video. I didn't want to look. =x And I don't tend to take Youtube videos very seriously, anyway, about serious medical stuff, ect. Like the synchronized swimming goldfish. -_-
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